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Shoei RF-1200 Inception Helmet
  • Shoei RF-1200 Inception Helmet - Black/Red
  • Shoei RF-1200 Inception Helmet - Black/Red
  • Shoei RF-1200 Inception Helmet - Black/Red
  • Shoei RF-1200 Inception Helmet - Black/Red

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Shoei RF-1200 Inception Helmet

The pinnacle of perfection, the RF-1200 has been designed, from its inception, to be an industry leader in comfort, performance and protection. The wind tunnel tested shell has been optimized to provide a compact and aerodynamic shape, reducing wind-noise, buffeting and weight. Shoei has not only designed the RF-1200 to be one of the most comfortable helmets on the market, but also one of the safest, meeting both DOT and SNELL M2010 safety standards.

Whether you are a track day enthusiast or cross-country cruiser, the RF-1200 will allow you to ride with confidence, freeing you to concentrate on the road and most importantly....enjoy the ride.

Slim And Light Weight Design

One of the most important features of a quality helmet is that you hardly know it’s there protecting your head. Shoei has reduced the weight of the RF-1200 by using a slimmer design and building a distinct line into the side of the helmet that also serves as an accent. As a result, the new Shoei RF-1200 is lighter than any other Snell certified helmet in the current Shoei lineup.

Shell Construction

The new slim design of the Shoei RF-1200, with its distinct accent cut line, widens the bottom of the helmet to help ease the process of putting the helmet on or taking it off. Further advancing the comfort of the AIM+ shell is the industry leading four shell sizes that the Shoei RF-1200 comes in. The impact-absorbing dual liner consists of two layers incorporating different densities, helping to effectively balance the potential impact applied to the more rigid shell.


Through advancements in the aerodynamic shape, improved interior linings and a new and improved shield system the rider will experience a very quiet and comfortable riding experience. The interior of the RF-1200 has achieved a balance of a comfortably soft fit and a firm, stable hold. The new design of the cheek pads also improves the motion of the neck, thus helping the rider to check traffic behind him/her for example.

Shield System

The new CWR-1 Pinlock shield features ribs on top and bottom of the shield to improve rigidity and eliminate bending of the shield caused by wind pressure or the opening and closing of the shield. Independent beading in the top and sides of the helmet help to keep the seal of the shield tight and eliminate any excess air. In addition to the CWR-1 shield, Shoei has developed a new base plate for the RF-1200. The Quick-Release Self-Adjusting base plate is spring-loaded and pulls the shield back onto the helmet, sealing it tightly against wind and rain. The addition of a new five-stage rotating dial allows for fine tuning of the base place for easy shield adjustments.


A large lower three position vent, three upper air vent intakes and four uniquely positioned upper exhaust outlet vents combine with the Dual Density EPS liner to allow cooling air to travel unrestricted through tunnels created in the EPS liner.


  • Four shell sizes
  • Dual density EPS liner
  • Superior ventilation
  • 3D Max-Dry System II Liner
  • E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick-Release System) CWR-1 Shield System
  • Neatly secure chin strap
  • Includes Pinlock pins and lens insert
  • Includes breath guard and chin curtain
  • Snell M2010 and DOT Certified

Note: Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States

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Shoei RF-1200 Inception Helmet 5 5 8 8
great looking helmet This is a great fitting, great visability helmet. You have great side to side vision. June 8, 2015
Great Do It All Helmet! This is the first helmet I ever bought and I love it to this day. Fits my head like a glove and hardly feels like I'm wearing a helmet at all when riding. The graphics look absolutely killer and it pairs very nicely with the light smoke shield I put in. Air flow is excellent and swapping shields is a breeze. I actually prefer Shoei shields to Arai's as they are easier to change and also look and feel to be of higher quality. If you could have only one helmet you couldn't go wrong with this one. April 30, 2015
Quiet, airflow, light weight, comfortable all day ride helmet! Had this helmet for a year now and still loving it! Put 800 miles on my bike through Death Valley CA without any problems. Vented well during the day's heat and when I closed the vents down in the cool evenings had a nice warm ride. Love the graphics and the fit is perfect for my small slight oval shaped head. Hat size is 7-7.25 (m) ordered a medium and fits perfectly without any modifications. Comes with chin curtain and pinlock shield. I never had the shield fog over. Stays warm in winter through Utah and cool through summers in Nevada! Thanks for a great product! April 26, 2015
Awesome Really comfortable and good air flow. Can be a little loud but that comes with the air flow. Looks cool and feels great August 11, 2014
Love the look and fif I love the scheme of the helmet and the overall fit. Way more comfortable then Arai. August 4, 2014
Top Quality, Extremely Comfortable. Five Star Helmet For starters, I HATE helmets. But after an accident, figured I'd better get used to one. And I have helmets, for various reasons I can't stand any of them. And, I HATE wearing a helmet. However, I REALLY like wearing this Helmet, It fits perfectly and is actually comfortable to wear. It doesn't feel like you're wearing a big thing on your head, more like a fitted piece of gear. Visibility is Great. Not sure on the air flow, it's the only full face I currently have, and it's kind of hard to tell for me. I kept switching the vents on and off, and wasn't really sure which was on or off. Granted was only going about 30, but wasn't sure I had air flow. I could tell when the mouth one was open .... Either way, I REALLY Like wearing this helmet, knowing this is a Top Quality helmet, and considering how Comfortable it is, no reason not to wear one any longer. Highly Recommend July 28, 2014
Rf1200 inception Greay helmet. The new features are great. And the helmet is much more compact then the rf1100 which was my last helmet. Its very quite the feild of view is great too. The paint on it is top notch. I recommend this helmet. November 11, 2013
My beautiful lid. I bought this to replace my GT-Air. Being new to bikes, I felt like I bought the wrong helmet the first time. The GT-Air is great, but it doesn't give you the visibility you need in a forward position that is required of you on a sports bike. This helm feels a lot lighter than the GT-Air. The quality is equally good. The artwork is amazing! The fit is the same as the GT-Air. I went from a large to a large. I've only gone riding with it a few times and I don't notice an increase in noise, air flow feels the same. November 11, 2013
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Shoei RF-1200 Inception Helmet
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Stephanie T: awesome! looks great fits well! Jul 11, 2015
dung d: smallest profile helmet out there. Went in store and looked at all Arai and other model of Shoei. They are all big and make me look like a mushroom, except this. I heard shuberth s2 is small profile too, but not as small as this. Also, shuberth graphic is boring, like an old man Oct 17, 2014
Shawn W: Cause it's freakin sweeeet. Thanks Revzilla May 28, 2014
Sawami P: Good value, beautiful graphic Dec 18, 2013
Michael D: Sickest helmet I've ever seen! And the RF-1200 is supposed to be getting the Transitions photochromic visor which I've been waiting years for. No more having to tote around a second clear visor when I might be riding into the evening hours. Sweet! Oct 22, 2013
A shopper asked: How do you compare the Shoei RF-1200 to Arai RX-Q? Arai is ALWAYS more expensive, but I don't know whick one would be better to cruse and, eventually, race.

I owned a Shoei X-11. It was a very good helmet. Even in high speed, no "bounce" at all. Could you compare RF-1200 and X-11?
Sep 19, 2014
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Michael D: Arai makes great helmets.. No question.. I personally prefer Shoei soley based on the fact that they tend to fit my head better than Arai. If you have a very round head than Arai may work for you. I (and many other shoei fans) happen to have a little more of a narrow face and oval shaped head (front to back) so the shoei offerings are much more comfortable for guys like me. Only you would know how your head is shaped. If you owned an X-11 back in the day and it was comfortable for you- then you will love the RF-1200. It is much quieter than the X-11 and moves about the same amount of air through it. It's a very light helmet and I personally think that the inception graphic is tight! The eye opening is also larger on the new RF- so field of view is excellent. One mark of criticism: the neck opening is a little narrow, so for the first couple weeks while you are breaking it in- it will be a little uncomfortable getting in and especially out of it- this will pass though and once it is broken in should no longer present a problem for you. Just know that the narrower neck opening is one major way that they managed to cut down significantly the wind noise from the previous RF-1100 model. So it's worth the initial sacrifice while breaking in. The RF-1200 is also Snell approved so it will be accepted at any track. Hope I've covered all your questions. I love my RF-1200 and I've owned four other Shoei models and have never been disappointed. I constantly get compliments on this helmet. It's a keeper! Oct 7, 2014
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A shopper asked: What is the difference in a TC-1 And TC 4 helment? May 21, 2014
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Shoei Helmets

Size Hat Size Measurement (in)
2XS 6 3/8 - 6 1/2 20 1/8 - 20 1/2
XS 6 5/8 - 6 3/4 20 7/8 - 21 1/4
SM 6 7/8 - 7 21 5/8 - 22
MD 7 1/8 - 7 1/4 22 1/2 - 22 7/8
LG 7 3/8 - 7 1/2 23 1/4 - 23 5/8
XL 7 5/8 - 7 3/4 24 - 24 3/8
2XL 7 7/8 - 8 24 3/4 - 25 1/4
3XL 8 1/8 - 8 1/4 25 5/8 - 26

RF-1100 / X-12 Shell Size Breakdown

Helmet Size Shell EPS Liner
XS (RF1100)
XS (X-12) SM

X-12 Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 optional
33 optional
35 XS - 2XL
37 optional
39 optional
41 optional

RF1200 Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 2XL
35 SM-XL
39 XS
43 optional

RF1100 Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 3XL
33 optional
35 XS - 2XL
37 optional
39 2XS
41 optional

GT-Air Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 2XL
35 SM-XL
39 XS

Qwest Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 optional
33 optional
35 XS - 2XL
37 optional
39 2XS
41 optional

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black/Red / XS 933923 0109-1501-03 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Red / SM 933924 0109-1501-04 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Red / MD 933925 0109-1501-05 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Red / LG 933926 0109-1501-06 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Red / XL 933927 0109-1501-07 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Red / 2XL 933928 0109-1501-08 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours